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Baked Cinnamon Doughnuts

Total Time

Prep: 25 min. + rising Bake: 10 min.

Makes

about 2 dozen

Baking these light raised pastries is a delicious alternative to frying.
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Ingredients

  • 2 packages (1/4 ounce each) active dry yeast
  • 1/3 cup warm water (110° to 115°)
  • 1-1/2 cups warm milk (110° to 115°)
  • 1/3 cup shortening
  • 2 eggs
  • 1-1/4 cups sugar, divided
  • 2 teaspoons ground nutmeg
  • 1-1/2 teaspoons salt
  • 4-1/2 to 5 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1/3 cup butter, melted
  • 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon

Directions

  1. In a large bowl, dissolve yeast in water. Add milk and shortening; stir for 1 minute. Add eggs, 1/4 cup sugar, nutmeg, salt and 2 cups flour; beat on low speed until smooth. Stir in enough remaining flour to form a soft dough (do not knead). Cover and let rise in a warm place until doubled, about 1 hour.
  2. Punch dough down. Turn onto a floured surface; roll out to 1/2-in. thickness. Cut with a 2-3/4-in. doughnut cutter; place 1 in. apart on greased baking sheets. Cover and let rise in a warm place until doubled, about 30 minutes.
  3. Bake at 450° for 7-8 minutes or until lightly browned. Brush with butter. In a shallow bowl, combine cinnamon and remaining sugar; roll warm doughnuts in mixture. Serve immediately.

Nutrition Facts

1 each: 190 calories, 6g fat (3g saturated fat), 27mg cholesterol, 187mg sodium, 29g carbohydrate (11g sugars, 1g fiber), 4g protein.

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